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Standards Update. Steve Rueckert Director of Standards. TOP/IRO Revisions Project a result of FERC proposal to remand several IRO and TOP standards. Removed critical reliability aspects Includes three TOP and six IRO standards Two new defined terms Real-time Assessment

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Standards update

Standards Update

Steve Rueckert

Director of Standards

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current nerc projects

  • TOP/IRO Revisions

    • Project a result of FERC proposal to remand several IRO and TOP standards.

      • Removed critical reliability aspects

    • Includes three TOP and six IRO standards

    • Two new defined terms

      • Real-time Assessment

      • Operational Planning Analysis

    • Ballot September 10-19

Current NERC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current nerc projects1

  • BAL-002-2

  • Clarifies that a responsible entity is not subject to returning its reporting ACE to the recovery state if:

    • It is experiencing an EEA

    • A Balancing Contingency Event exceeds its MSSC

  • Fourth Ballot – closes October 2

Current NERC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current nerc projects2

  • Ten additional projects that will be balloted before October 22

  • See the NERC Weekly Standards and Compliance Bulletin

    • http://www.nerc.com/pa/Stand/Pages/default.aspx

  • 2015-2017 RSDP states that the pace of work will likely become more deliberate

Current NERC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Recent wecc ballots

  • VAR-002-WECC-2 Automatic Voltage Regulator

  • VAR-501-WECC-2 Power System Stabilizer

    • Retirement of P81-type Requirements

      • Required Documentation

    • 83% Quorum

    • 100% Weighted Sector Approval

    • Before the Board for approval on September 18

    • If approved will be sent to NERC/FERC for approval

Recent WECC Ballots

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Recent wecc ballots1

  • INT-018-WECC-CRT-1 Use of e-Tag Energy Product Codes Specific to the WECC

    • Reformatted for consistency

    • Definitions removed and added to Glossary

      • No changes to the definitions

    • 82% Quorum

    • 97.2% Weighted Sector Approval

    • Before the Board for approval on September 18

Recent WECC Ballots

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current wecc projects

  • WECC-0101 Generator Validation Policy Conversion

    • Proposes to incorporate elements from the WECC Generator Testing and Validation Policy into mandatory standards as a WECC Regional Variance

    • Lowers the threshold for testing from 75 MW to 20 MW

    • Requires validation every five years rather than every ten years

Current WECC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current wecc projects1

  • WECC-0107 PSS Design and Performance

    • Proposes to incorporate elements from the WECC Policy Statement on Power System Stabilizers and the Tuning Guide into VAR-501-WECC-2

    • Would continue to require PSS to be in service

    • Would require PSS installation

    • Would require PSS tuning

Current WECC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current wecc projects2

  • WECC-0108 Modification of INT-021-WECC-CRT-1.3

    • WIT Checkout Confirmation

    • Process for scheduling and checkout between BAs needs to be clarified

    • Will serve as the primary means for confirmation for NET Scheduled Interchange and NET Actual Interchange

    • Drafting team has been solicited

      • Poor response - window extended until September 15

Current WECC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Current wecc projects3

  • WECC-0110 INT-011-WECC-CRT-2 Ten Minute Recallable e-Tag Functionality for Reserves

    • Define the use of ten-minute recallable e-Tags as a reserve product.

    • Conflicts with BAL-002-WECC-2

      • Needs to be modified

    • Drafting team has been solicited

      • Poor response - window extended until September 15

Current WECC Projects

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


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